Located in the rolling countryside of the north east Lake District,
just a few minutes from the shores of Ullswater, Lacet Cottage, a
traditional 19th century cottage, has been lovingly refurbished by the
owner to offer exceptional and high quality accommodation, finished to
a very high standard for those seeking a beautiful Lakeland retreat.
Originally built as two cottages, they have been thoughtfully opened to
create a spacious cottage with two sumptuous bedrooms, one with feature
bath, a cosy lounge with log burning stove and a separate snug/reading
room and the open plan kitchen dining room is a lovely place to relax
over dinner with friends or family.
The popular Lakeland market town of Keswick is just a ten minute drive
from the cottage with a great array of cafes, bars and restaurants and
of course the popular, award winning, twice weekly market and great
local shops. Five minutes' drive south and you can be strolling on the
shores of Ullswater, enjoying a trip on one of the traditional steamers
or enjoying the spectacle of the famous Aira Force Waterfall. For those
wanting to head to the high fells the challenging and awe-inspiring
Blencathra, Helvellyn and Skiddaw are all within easy reach of Lacet
The owner of Lacet Cottage also offers two other quality properties
located close by – Home Farm House (Sleep 6) and Highgate (Sleep 8)
Accommodation in detail
Approached down a lovely country lane, Lacet Cottage oozes charm from
the moment it catches your eye as you round the corner. This delightful
detached cottage is surrounded by its own garden. A sweeping gravel
drive offers parking for up to three cars and the path leads through
the garden to the front door.
A stone clad hallway greets you as you enter the cottage and this in
turn leads to the lovely south facing lounge with comfy sofas, a
welcoming log burning stove and smart TV. The traditional cottage
window overlooks the garden, the meadows and hills beyond. To the rear
of the lounge there is an inner hallway giving access to the small snug
or reading room, the ideal spot to enjoy a good book or the morning
The open plan kitchen dining room has been carefully planned with the
high quality kitchen set within the bay of the room, with beautiful
views across the neighbouring fields. The kitchen offers everything you
could need throughout your stay for cooking up a hearty breakfast or a
great dinner for family or friends that can all be served up at the
family dining table. A door leads from the dining room to the rear of
the cottage giving access to the garden, patio and the Boot Room, ideal
for outdoor gear.
Heading up the traditional cottage staircase there are two luxurious
bedrooms. The first offers a welcoming king size bed and a feature roll
top bath with a sneak and peek window offering views across the
countryside. The second bedroom, again with lovely views, offers a
sumptuous super king size bed (that can be offered as a twin please
specify when booking). To complement the bedrooms there is a high
quality shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Back downstairs there is a further shower/wet room with walk in shower,
basin and WC. The accommodation is completed with a utility area with
fridge/freezer, washing machine and drier and from here a door to the
To the front of the cottage there is a small garden but offering more
privacy the rear garden extends to a small orchard and includes a patio
with bistro garden furniture and tucked away, towards the back of the
garden you can always take a book and relax and enjoy the view, as many
have done before, from the long drop!
Hutton John is a small hamlet close to Watermillock and the popular
village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater. The
village has a selection of village pubs, cafes and shops for the
visitors and is popular all year round. The area has a huge selection
of footpaths and bridleways and there are walks for all and is a
popular area for mountain biking.
Travelling from the central Lakes over the stunning Kirkstone Pass you
will drop down into the beautiful glacial carved landscapes surrounding
the Lake itself, with many quaint villages along its shore line. The
areas around the lake provide the perfect place for a restful and
relaxed self-catering holiday, with plenty of opportunity for walking,
exploring and getting out on the Lake. At the southern end of the Lake
you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and an excellent
base to explore plentiful challenging peaks but especially Helvellyn
and Striding Edge.
Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes
in the northern Lake District, being a serpentine body of water snaking
a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and
mountain. Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are
accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the
finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the
lakeside villages. One of the best walks in the National Park is the
trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Explored from
the southern end of the lake, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg,
and Fairfield, you take the path from Glenridding over to the east side
of the water. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent
view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat
from Howtown back to Glenridding.
For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best
mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn
and the precipitous Striding Edge.
A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake
District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone
footbridge - so don't forget your camera.
Getting on the water is easy. You can take a boat cruise on one of the
five beautiful steamers in the Ullswater Steamer fleet. They run the
boats from Glenridding, with piers also at Pooley Bridge and Howtown.
It's a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and well
worth taking a camera. Boat hire is readily available, both at
Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, where you have a varied selection of
craft on offer including kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats,
along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.
Further afield you have Keswick the main town of the north lakes, a
bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle
beauty of Derwentwater. An all year round town there are good shops, a
host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema
and leisure centre. At the lake you can take a boat trip or hire one
for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays. For more
information on Keswick and its attractions see our links. The market
towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the North West on the edge of the
Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.
The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick,
branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and
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